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Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World Tenure Track Position: Applications due 31Aug2018

 

The Department of Global Development Studies (DEVS) at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Gender and Social Movements in the Islamic World. We welcome applicants whose research examines the rise of diverse social movements that have challenged authoritarian states, ailing development models, and cultural and political norms around gender and sexuality throughout the Islamic World. The geographic focus is open. We seek an innovative researcher and educator interested in exploring global/local levels of scholarly and experiential engagement. The successful applicant will assume responsibility for one or more of our core undergraduate and graduate courses such as The Political Economy of Development, Culture and Development, and Research Methods. The preferred start date is July 1, 2019.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment.  The main criteria for selection are academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. S/he will be expected to work collaboratively with other members in the department in the area of curriculum design. Methodological innovation and comfort with current and emergent teaching technologies will also be assets. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research moving beyond the dissertation and leading to peer-assessed publications. Candidates must provide evidence of strong communicative and interpersonal skills combined with a flexible attitude and ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the department, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or to the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. DEVS is enriched intellectually, socially and culturally by the presence and participation of people from diverse educational backgrounds, including from the Global South. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

 

A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a sample of academic writing;
  • a statement of research interests; and
  • a teaching dossier or statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available).

Short-listed candidates will be further requested to provide three letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is August 31, 2018.

 

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Marcus Taylor, Department Head, Global Development Studies.  We encourage applicants to send all documents in their application packages electronically (either as PDFs or MS Word files) to Barbra Brousseau bb13@queensu.ca, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6
Attn:  Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Email: 
bb13@queensu.ca (preferred)

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barbra Brousseau bb13@queensu.ca  or at 613-533-6000 x 77210.

 

Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.

Click here to view the position posting in PDF format.

DEVS Students Get a Warm Welcome in India for DEVS 410 Internship

 

DEVS Students Impress in India for DEVS 410 Work Study Internship

Three DEVS student got a warm welcome and were covered in the local news in India where they are currently doing a work-study internship for DEVS 410. Dorothy Beale, Jason Shamatutu and Stephanie Rodriguez are in India to work for the Chandragupta Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) on a World Bank initiated project that focuses on rural women as the primary channels for development intervention.

To see the local news coverage, go to page 3 of the Morning India Newspaper online.

Canadian Association of African Studies Conference Hosted at Queen's

 

Canadian Association of African Studies Conference Hosted at Queen's

Dr. Marc Epprecht, the outgoing president of the Canadian Association of African Studies, wraps up this year's very successful annual conference with an address to the delegates on Sunday (May 6th). Over 140 attendees came from 17 countries to share their research on such diverse topics as resources extraction, climate change, sexual and reproductive rights, refugees and immigration, the crisis in Zimbabwe and much more. Queen's was well-represented with over twenty graduate students from a wide range of departments including DEVS. Here, Marc convinces the delegates to support accounting for carbon offsets in future conference fees. This years conference generated an estimated 300 tonnes carbon.

For more information click on the following link to see the Queen's Gazette Article from May 11, African Studies Conference Focuses on Transformation

DEVS 240: Culture and Development Teaching Position Available (Winter 2018)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2018-2019 (Winter Term)
DEVS 240:  Culture and Development
Department of Global Development Studies

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a second year lecture course entitled “Culture and Development” (DEVS 240). This is an on-campus, lecture course with an expected enrolment of 200 students. Candidates should have a MA or PhD, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies. This is a winter term appointment for the period of January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau, bb13@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x77210.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please note that the letters of reference should be sent separately by a qualified referee who is familiar with the applicant's teaching experience. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies

Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N9
Email:  bb13@queensu.ca (preferred method)

Applications will be received until May 25, 2018.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/devs.

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Course Description:

DEVS 240 Culture and Development

Provides students with a broad overview of debates relating to development and culture, including issues of religion, music, sport, art and literature, and how these interact with economic policy and political change.

LEARNING HOURS    120 (24L;12T;84P)

 

DEVS 220: Introduction to Aboriginal Studies Online Teaching Position Available (Winter 2019)

TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE 2018-2019 (Winter Term)
DEVS 220:  Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
Department of Global Development Studies
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a second year undergraduate online course entitled “Introduction to Aboriginal Studies” (DEVS 220). This is an online course with an expected enrolment of 95 students. Candidates should have a MA or PhD, and teaching experience at the University level in Global Development Studies. This is a winter term appointment for the period of January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019, with classes in session from January 7, 2019 to April 5, 2019.

As this course is being offered online, successful candidates will also need to:

  • have regular access to high speed internet and a computer that meets current specifications
  • be willing to take an active role in delivering the course and communicating regularly with students
  • be open to learning how to use the new technologies in order to be effective in the virtual environment
  • be flexible in terms of availability, which may include offering online office hours via the web at times outside of the regular 9-5 work week
  • be willing to provide students with timely and constructive feedback onQ
  • be comfortable with working in a partnership with Continuing and Distance Studies in the delivery of the course.

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: Department of Global Studies, Barbra Brousseau, bb13@queensu.ca, 613-533-6000 x77210.

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at http://www.queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/queens-qufa-collective-agreement.

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two referees, a course description/outline, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc. Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:

Barbra Brousseau, Department Administrator
Department of Global Development Studies
Mackintosh-Corry Hall, B401, Queen’s University
68 University Avenue
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N9
Email:  bb13@queensu.ca (preferred method)

Applications will be received until May 18, 2018.  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Global Development Studies can be found at http://www.queensu.ca/devs.

Course Description:

DEVS 220 Introduction to Aboriginal Studies

An introduction to Aboriginal world view and culture organized on an historical basis, from Creation to 1969, emphasizing Aboriginal culture and experience in Canada. Aboriginal perspectives will be introduced through traditional teaching methods and contributions from elders and other community members

POSTED:  May 1, 2018

 

 

Dr. Marcus Taylor appointed DEVS Department Head, effective July 1, 2018

 
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Congratulations to Dr. Marcus Taylor

The Department of Global Development Studies congratulates Dr. Marcus Taylor on his appointment of Head, Department of Global Development Studies for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2023.

Dr. Taylor has taught in the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s since 2006 and is cross-appointed to the Department of Sociology and the School of Environmental Studies. He researches and teaches courses on the political ecology of development, with a focus on agriculture, labour and livelihoods as reflected in courses such as DEVS 250: Global Environmental Transformations and DEVS 311: Labour and Global Development. His current SSHRC funded project is on new approaches to rice cultivation in south Asia in conditions of climate change, livelihood strains, and mounting pressures to ensure food security by increasing yields. Recently books by Dr. Taylor include The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation (Routledge 2015) and Global Labour Studies (with Sébastien Rioux, Polity Press, 2018).

Dr. Taylor has been the graduate chair within Global Development Studies for the past five years, and recently spearheaded the establishment of a PhD program of study within DEVS. Faculty, staff, and students are looking forward to working with Dr. Taylor as the new department Head in Global Development Studies starting in July 2018. 

Special thanks is extended to Dr. Marc Epprecht for his tireless work as the Department Head of Global Development Studies over the past six years.   

 

DEVS to offer a PhD program starting in September 2018

Global Development Studies PhD program Approved

The Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University extends its innovative approach to the field of development studies with its newly approved Ph.D. program.

Welcoming its first cohort in 2018, the PhD in Global Development Studies will prepare students to apply advanced development research within a rapidly changing global policy context.

Global Development Studies at Queen’s enjoys well-established pedagogical profile at the graduate level that gives us a clear identity within the Canadian and international context.  

The foundations of our innovative and quality doctoral program are grounded in four core research and pedagogical themes: the political economy of development; the cultural politics of development; indigenous studies; and development and sustainability. Students receive teaching, training, supervision and research support across these themes.

The advanced interdisciplinary research and teaching skills that the program provides are in strong demand among employers that include national and international development agencies, university research and teaching, the public sector, non-governmental organisations, the business sector and the media.

Dr. Rebecca Hall appointed to DEVS effective July 1, 2018

Rebecca Hall

Welcome to Dr. Rebecca Hall

The Department of Global Development Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University is happy to announce the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Hall as the Assistant Professor in the field of The Political Economy of Extraction and Development effective July 1, 2018. Rebecca Hall holds a PhD in Political Science from York University and takes a feminist political economy approach to questions related to resource extraction and community development, Indigenous/Canadian State relations, decolonizing methodologies, and gender-based violence.

Dr. Hall’s scholarly publications have examined multiple sites of contemporary de/colonizing struggle in Canada, including resource extraction, property relations, caring labours, and interpersonal violence. Her dissertation, awarded the Mary McEwan Memorial Award for feminist research, examines the impact of the northern diamond mining industry on Indigenous women. Dr. Hall’s research interests come out of her community work in the Northwest Territories, and she is grateful to the workers at The Native Women’s Association of the Northwest Territories and to the communities in and around Yellowknife for their teachings and their generosity.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Dr. Hall will be teaching, DEVS 220 (Topics in Aboriginal Studies), DEVS 392 (The Political Economy of Resource Extraction) and DEVS 803 (Research Methods).

 

 

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